The Dublin City Tree Strategy

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Trees enhance Dublin City as a place to live, work and visit. Within the City, trees clean the air, provide natural flood defences, mask noise and promote a general sense of well-being.

The Dublin City Tree Strategy was adopted by the City Council in July 2016. The Tree Strategy sets out a vision for the management of public trees according to a long term plan. It also aims to identify opportunities for new tree planting to ensure a sustainable and balanced urban tree canopy. In addition, the Tree Strategy seeks to create a greater awareness of, and appreciation for the value of urban trees within the community, local authority and other relevant agencies.

The Strategy comprises three main sections:

  • Trees in Dublin City – A review of the city’s treescape, the importance of urban trees, their current management and a review of existing data on the urban tree population.
  • Tree Policy – A description of the general and specific policies Dublin City Council has regarding trees and tree work.
  • Action Plan – A framework to implement the tree policy, setting out appropriate objectives and associated actions, responsibilities and target dates for completion.
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